I’m exhausted already and there’s so much more to do!!
Over 107 people are coming now to the reception and I’m not sure how we’ll fit them all in the place…. it’s going to be snug! I think I did all I could do with regards to the decorations, I hope it looks nice. I enlisted the help of a friend much more talented and organized than me to take charge and I’m glad I did. I’m sure the place will be beautiful. (THANK YOU LISA!) I also had another friend make tons of trips to the dollar stores and call all the rental places for me, every day she phone to ask where she could help – thanks Jenna! I just have to worry about the tulle, white lights, vases and candles now. I wonder if I should pick up some more tulle…. a runner for the aisle would have been a nice touch….
Boy, you’d think I was the one saying “I do”! I don’t think I sweat this much for my own wedding day – I can’t remember much – that was nearly 11 years ago. It was such a quickly put together day too – not a shot gun wedding — get your head on right! 🙂 We just kept moving our wedding day up as we couldn’t wait to get married, remember he lived here in the East and I lived on the West Coast! A little bit of distance there you know. And trust me… when you KNOW you’re destined to get married and electricity actually runs through your hands if they touch…. you need to hurry it up!
We were married on a very cold May 11th, 1996 on the top of Grouse Mountain in North Vancouver, BC. A place I had lived on for a few years during my younger years. It overlooks all of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean and on a clear day the view can not be beat. It is breathtakingly spectacular! We had to ride a Gondola to get up and down the mountain. It was a small affair by most standards; 100 people. His immediate family and a few friends flew out for him and my immediate and extended family and only a handful of friends were there for me. For the first time in my life I didn’t care about the actual wedding day – it was the marriage I was interested in! We had a morning ceremony followed by a Salmon lunch at the top of the world and by the late afternoon we were off to Hawaii for 2 1/2 weeks. Our honeymoon (1 week in Kauai, 1 week in Kona and 4 days in Honolulu) was the most time we had ever spent in each others presence consecutively – not to mention first time intimately. Checking into the hotel… the first night… now that was a weird feeling. “This is legal, right?!”
Well my friends, it’s going to be a busy next couple of days. The day after the wedding my parents are our guest speakers at church; they’re going to talk about their recent trip into China. My Dad has pictures on HIS BLOG if you haven’t already checked them out you should. The day after that they leave – a whirlwind visit once again.
One last thing… thanks to all who have been praying for my sister’s & my cousin’s nephew, Christopher Kennedy, he is doing really well. It is a complete and absolute miracle he didn’t die the first night and everything else he has experienced since is mind boggling and blowing the doctor’s reports out of the water.
There’s an old song we used to sing at our church, “Who’s report will you believe… we shall believe the report of the Lord.” Amen! Our God is an amazing God!!